Inspiring A level chemistry NY500 / A20

Start date
12 May 21
5 Days
National STEM Centre, University of York, York YO10 5DD How to find us

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This course provides many opportunities to be reconnected with the frontiers of industrial chemistry and academic research. The aim is to enable you to improve the teaching of KS5 chemistry by engaging in a wide variety of stimulating sessions which will employ new skills and ideas. With a strong focus on practical work, you will work alongside teachers and research scientists to develop strategies to help students learn and understand chemistry effectively. You will be able to share ideas and hear from cutting edge researchers to help inspire and engage your students’ in one of the most fascinating areas of science. Fees include meals and accommodation for the duration of the course.


Who is it for?For experienced teachers of post-16 looking to gain new ideas and those who have attended 'New to teaching A level Chemistry (NY251).'What topics are covered?This three day course covers: 

  • ⚪   organic chemistry

    ⚪   tackling redox

    ⚪   practical work to engage and challenge

    ⚪   transition metal chemistry

    ⚪   structure and bonding

    ⚪   spectroscopy

    ⚪   equilibria

    ⚪   presentations and workshops with current academic researchers and industrial chemists

How long is the course?This is a three day intensive residential course. Who are the course leaders?

  • Tim BradburySecondary Chemistry Professional Development Leader, based at the National STEM Learning Centre in York.


By the end of this course, you will be able to:
  • ✔️   demonstrate ways to make the teaching of chemistry more engaging and inspiring by making links to current research and industrial applications

    ✔️   identify misconceptions held by your students and develop a variety of teaching approaches to counter these

    ✔️   practise and evaluate a range of innovative practical work activities and approaches for teaching chemistry

    ✔️   describe developments in some key areas of contemporary chemistry


Inspiring A-Level Chemistry - Day 112 May 202111:00-19:00
Inspiring A-Level Chemistry - Day 213 May 202109:00-19:00
Inspiring A-Level Chemistry - Day 314 May 202109:00-16:00


The National STEM Learning Centre will be following all government guidance and regulations to minimise risk of Covid-19 transmission, including the deep cleaning of our accommodation and teaching rooms and maintaining social distancing during course sessions and meal times.

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